Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Weaving a Way

I have been weaving up a storm recently with little time to blog. It has been an extremely satisfying month.

I have woven three tapestries in a series called Deja Vu and come up with two more ideas for pieces in the series. As soon as they are 'framed' I will show some photos.

I have made great progress on my mosaic for our Guild challenge. I still have not yet started the weaving for the hat band...but I reserved September for that part...oh is already September...better start working on that too!

At the next meeting of the Southern California Handweavers Guild I am giving a quick demonstration of the pulled tapestry technique. I decided to show how to make a frame for a picture. It should be an easy piece to pull in front of everyone.

Long ago I bought five small canvases at Blicks...each canvas is 2 inches square. They have been sitting by my desk waiting for inspiration. Well inspiration hit and I am now feverishly making tapestry frames for each one and will then paint something which will go with the frame. The reverse of most people's method.

Here is my first attempt - -

The painting isn't done yet. That is simply magic marker to give me an idea what the a painting would look like in the frame. I will do the final one in acrylics. I think it looks pretty neat. A bit of finishing plus a painting and life will be good.


Peg in South Carolina said...

I am always so amazed by your work. Truly amazed. I am grateful for the time you do take to share.

Merna said...

Love the pulled "frame"!

To frame or not to frame? I have some observations to report on how TWW members chose to display their work in Oakland. A pulled frame mounted on a canvas without a wood frame around it would be quite effective IMO.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Please go to my blog for a little "gift." Here is the direct link:

Anonymous said...

Niki, another hit!

Gotta love Blick's. Plain and simple. Miniatures are so cool, and your twist on them is exceptionally so.